5 of The Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils!
Looking for a thoughtful Christmas gift idea? Why not create your very own DIY treats and surprise your loved ones with a homemade gift from the heart!
From body scrubs to body oils and fragrant Christmas ornaments, check out these 5 simple, cost-effective and totally unique DIY gift ideas below.
DIY Himalayan salt and essential oil body scrub
Himalayan salt body scrubs are incredibly nourishing for the skin. The gentle texture of Himalayan salt paired with a hydrating oil helps to exfoliate dry skin, while keeping it soft and supple. Himalayan salt is also packed with over 84+ trace minerals for an extra wellness boost!
To create your own Himalayan salt body scrub, you’ll need:
- 1 ½ cups of finely ground Himalayan pink salt
- 8 tablespoons of your chosen carrier oil (we recommend Almond, Jojoba or Grapeseed)
- 10 drops of your chosen essential oils
Simply mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight glass jar. You can use essential oils to create a unique fragrance combination - go fresh with grapefruit, lemon and wild orange, or keep it floral with lavender, bergamot or geranium!
DIY essential oil dried fruit Christmas ornaments
Homemade Christmas ornaments are a fun, easy gift idea for friends and family! These DIY Christmas ornaments will also add a beautiful fragrance to the home with the addition of your favourite essential oils.
To create your own dried fruit Christmas ornaments, you’ll need:
- Thinly sliced citrus fruit (such as oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruits)
- Essential oils
Lay fruit slices flat on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours. Once the slices have cooled, add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oils, and use the twine to create a loop for hanging. You can use a mix of different citrus fruits to add a pop of extra colour!
DIY body oil with essential oils
Did you know you can create an indulgent DIY body oil gift using just 2 natural ingredients? Simply add 40 drops of your chosen essential oils (we love sweet orange, lavender, patchouli and frankincense) to a 100ml glass bottle. Top with 100ml of sweet almond oil and shake well.
A note for your gift recipient: This body oil is best applied after jumping out of the shower, while skin is still damp. Simply massage gently into the skin for maximum hydration!
DIY whipped body butter with essential oils
This rich, indulgent and totally natural DIY body butter combines the goodness of shea butter and cocoa butter with nourishing oils.
- ⅓ cup shea butter
- ⅓ cup cocoa butter
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup jojoba oil or sweet almond oil
- 15-30 drops essential oils
Use a double boiler to combine all ingredients except essential oils, and stir continually over a medium heat until all ingredients have melted. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool before moving to the fridge. Allow the mixture to cool for another hour, until it’s starting to harden but remains slightly soft. Then, use a hand mixer to mix for 10 minutes until “whipped” or fluffy. Add your chosen essential oils and whip for another minute before storing your gift in a glass jar with a lid.
DIY essential oil aromatic room spray
A fragrant, aromatic room spray is the perfect gift idea for any yoga or meditation lovers! Simply fill a clean spray bottle with distilled or filtered water, then add 10-20 drops of your chosen essential oils. We'd suggest using calming oils like lavender, sandalwood, cypress or chamomile.
DIY essential oil perfume
Why not gift your loved ones something totally unique with a signature perfume? You can create your own DIY essential oil perfume with the following ingredients:
- Essential oils of your choosing
- A 10ml glass roller bottle
A carrier oil with a neutral scent (like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil)
When it comes to choosing your essential oils, this can be customised to suit different tastes - think floral, fruity or earthy.
Some of our favourite essential oils for perfume include:
- Ylang Ylang
To create your perfume, simply add 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle. Start by mixing between 2-4 oils together to get a sense of what you like, and which scents work well together. Then, fill the remainder of the roller bottle with your chosen carrier oil and mix well!
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